Interview: Reflections on the way we see the City

On July 27, 2020, María Virginia Millán participated in an interview with journalist Graciela Beltrán through her live program via IGTV to talk about aspects of Caracas’ anniversary celebration. Enlace Arquitectura shared a video titled “Celebrate the Complete City” through its social media networks, inviting people to rethink the way the city is perceived, and to consider the relevance of celebrating Caracas´ anniversary with respect to the barrios. When Caracas is celebrated on its anniversary, is the entire city celebrated? Could such celebrations also embrace ones that already exist, except that they take place in the barrio - traditional festivals, such as La Paradura del Niño and La Cruz de Mayo? Must we always insist on recognizing the urban phenomenon solely through its “official” and dominant history?

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